Amid Talks of Tinubu's Enemies in Aso Rock, Date for Buhari, Atiku, Obi To Attend Crucial Event Emerges
- Nigeria's leader, President Buhari, is to attend Day of Tribute event in honour and memory of late elder stateman, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, onnTuesday, February 2
- The even will also be attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Senate President Ahmad Lawan as well as Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila
- Others are some frontline presidential candidates for the coming February 25 election, Bola Tinubu, Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar
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Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has been invited to attend the ‘Day of Tribute’, an event that is part of the programme for the funeral of a late Nigerian nationalist, Chief Mbazulike Amechi.
The grand and memorable event, slated for Tuesday, February 7, at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, is also to be attended by Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Nigerian Tribune reports.
Other notable citizens invited to the occasion are former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.
Some others include presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) All Progressives Congress (APC) and Labour Party (LP)Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Mr Peter Obi respectively.
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Senator Ben Obi stands as the Chairman of the Planning Committee of the ‘Day of Tribute’ in Abuja.
Also, many federal lawmakers and state governors, ministers, prominent politicians and diplomats have already indicated their interest in attending the programme.
A statement from the planning committee seen by Punch read:
“The National Planning Committee for Funeral of the late Amechi has Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu as Chairman and CID Maduabum as Secretary.
“The committee also has organised a similar ‘Day of Tribute’ at the International Convention Centre, Awka, Anambra State, for the late nationalist, on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.”
It further stated that “a 39-member state organising committee of eminent personalities has also been constituted in Anambra State to assist the National Planning Committee in organising a befitting funeral for the late Amechi with Innocent Chukwuma, as Chairman and Maja Umeh as co-Chairman.”
Osinbajo not among ‘Aso Rock elements’ working against Tinubu, El-Rufai declares
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state had dismissed insinuations that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was the person in Aso Rock against the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
El-Rufai in an interview said that the people he was referring to are northerners like President Muhammadu Buhari who failed to plant their presidential candidate as successor to Buhari.
He insisted that Prof. Osinbajo, who also contested the APC presidential primaries was not involved.